Joe Biden Scolds Gun Owners After Hunter’s Conviction: ‘Who in God’s Name Needs a Magazine That Holds 200 Shells?’

President Joe Biden gestures after speaking to Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's "Gun
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In a speech Tuesday afternoon to activists at a gun control event, President Biden asked, “Who in God’s name needs a magazine that holds 200 shells?”

He asked this question during a speech given just hours after his son, Hunter, was convicted on three gun charges.

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During his speech, Biden continued his push for an “assault weapons” ban, then asked, “Who in God’s Name Needs a Magazine That Holds 200 Shells?”

The crowd answered by screaming, “Nobody!”

Biden responded, “Nobody, that’s right.”

He then went on to recount a time he was campaigning “in the wetlands in Delaware,” claiming he came across a fisherman who said, “You want to take my gun.”

Biden said he responded by saying, “I don’t want to take your gun, you’re allowed to have a gun, but I want to take your ability to use and ‘assault weapon.'”

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Biden then claimed he doubled down by telling the fisherman, “Guess what, if you need 12 to 100 bullets in a gun, in a magazine, you’re the lousiest shot I’ve ever heard.”

As the crowd cheered, Biden pushed more gun controls, include firearm storage laws, universal background checks, and the ability to sue gun makers over the criminal use of guns.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio, a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision, and the director of global marketing for Lone Star Hunts. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and has a Ph.D. in Military History. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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